How Health Care Reform is Eliminating Zombies in the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Dr. Robert A. Chamberlain, Jr.

Oct 12, 2012 2:28:00 PM

How Health Care Reform is Eliminating Zombies in the Healthcare Industry
"A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many; I had not thought death had undone so many" (T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land).

Zombies are numerous. The real threat zombies present are through sheer numbers that overwhelm and devour resources. Prior to health care reform, zombies represented quantity in hospitals' efforts to keep their beds full and to generate volume through retention and readmission. In the post zombie era, volume remains a significant source of income, but this volume results from increased numbers of insured who will finally be able to use America's health care networks. As new ranks of the insured pass through hospitals, patient cycle time will become critical and will increase such institutions' emphasis from in-house treatment to pre- and post-hospital stay care. Such a shift will require the expansion of employees' job descriptions and, probably, the creation of entirely new roles for existing and onboarded personnel. In such cases, success and more efficient hospitals will require more sophisticated training management and personnel recruitment systems such as those provided by TEDS' Learning Management and Talent Acquisition Solutions.

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Topics: Healthcare Reform, Empowering Your Workforce, Talent Management

Defining Talent Management Best Practices

Posted by Dr. Robert A. Chamberlain, Jr.

Feb 24, 2012 11:30:00 AM

A best practice is pretty much anything that, within a particular organization, yields a desired result both efficiently and effectively. This definition is not really standard business-speak, but bear with me a minute and I’ll explain.

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Topics: Empowering Your Workforce